Support Group Discontinued

Feb 01

After some careful consideration and discussion, we have decided to discontinue the Crawfordsville NAMI monthly support group due to low turnout. We will continue to serve as a resource for Montgomery County and to meet with people who contact us. We will also continue to maintain the website and offer the 12 week Family to Family course when we have enough individuals to fill a class (10-12 people).

Lafayette’s support group meets twice a month if you would like to continue with a support group. They meet at St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing, 1508 Tippecanoe Street, Lafayette, IN. The Family Support group meets on the first and third Tuesday, from 7-8:30 pm, (4th Floor), and the Nami Connection (for adults living with mental illness) meets every Thursday, 6-7:30 pm (1st Floor). Visit for additional details.

If you have any questions or need to talk, you may contact any of us! Thank you for the trust you have given us over these last 3 1/2 years as you have shared your stories, your challenges and your successes! Wishing you all the best in 2016!!

Kitty Haffner, Joe and Cecie Kraynak
NAMI Support Group Facilitators

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Mental Illness Awareness Week Events

Sep 30

Mental Illness Awareness Week Logo

Mental Illness Awareness Week is the first full week of October. Here are a few NAMI-West Central Indiana events that you may want to check out:

Monday, October 5, Lafayette: Ask the Psychiatrist, featuring Jayati Singh, M.D., 6:30-8:00 pm, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing Auditorium, 1508 Tippecanoe Street.

Wednesday, October 7, Crawfordsville: In Our Own Voice presentation, 6:30-8:00 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church (South entrance), 212 S. Green Street.

Sunday, October 11, Lafayette: NAMI Fall Classic Walk/Run, Former Lafayette Municipal Golf Course
800 Golfview Road.

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In Our Own Voice Presentation

Sep 23

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (the first full week of October), we will be co-hosting (along with Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County) the FREE National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice presentation.

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Support NAMI-WCI When You Shop at Kroger

Sep 15

Our NAMI affiliate, NAMI-West Central Indiana (in Lafayette) is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you have a Kroger Plus card or Kroger Visa, Kroger will contribute a portion of your purchases to NAMI-WCI when the purchase meets the program’s terms and conditions. This will not affect the Kroger rewards you receive personally when you make purchases with your Kroger Visa card.

To enroll, call 1-866-221-4141 and provide your Kroger Plus Card ID number (shown under the bar code on your Kroger Plus card  or under the bar code on the back of your Kroger Visa card) and the NAMI-WCI rewards program number, which is 10937.

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NAMI Indiana State Conference

Sep 04

The NAMI Indiana 2015 State Conference: Assessing the Past, Gaining Hope for the Future is fast approaching. Here are the details:

Date: September 25, 2015
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Place: Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Parkway
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Registration fee: $55 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Click here for additional details.

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Nobody Needs to Know

Aug 24

I recently bumped into a fellow in Indianapolis who is in a play about mental illness called “Nobody Needs to Know.” (I was wearing my NAMI-WCI t-shirt, and he introduced himself.) It’s a forty minute, one-act play by Carol A. Bozena, LCSW, funded in part by a grant from The Mental Health Association of CT.

The purpose of the project is to help educate, normalize, empower and support others through performance. After each performance, a trained facilitator will lead the audience in discussion of issues raised during the performance.

Irvington United Methodist Church
30 N Audubon Rd, Indianapolis 46219
Saturday, September 19th
5:00pm – 6:30pm

North United Methodist Church
3808 N Meridian St, Indianapolis 46208
Friday, September 25th
7:00pm – 8:30pm

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NAMI-WCI Fall Classic Walk/Run

Aug 23

Join us for the NAMI Fall Classic Walk/Run on Sunday, October 12, at the former Lafayette Municipal Golf Course. Enjoy the 5K or 1-Mile event while advocating for mental illness awareness. Register for either event here! The NAMI Fall Classic caps off National Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct 5-11). NEW: Register as a “Valued Virtual Walker” if you wish not to participate but want to make an impact!

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